Cadillac Escalade: Temperature – A, B, C - Uniform Tire Quality Grading - Wheels and Tires - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Temperature – A, B, C

The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.

    Traction – AA, A, B, C
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    Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
    The tires and wheels were aligned and balanced at the factory to provide the longest tire life and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary o ...

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    Changing from low to high range
    With the vehicle traveling no faster than 38 mph (60 km/h), select N. Press the front of the transfer gearbox switch to select Hi. Indication of the range change status is the same as for the stati ...